Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Warsaw has the tallest building in the European Union

Varso Tower, a skyscraper in the very center of Warsaw, the tallest structure in Poland and the entire European Union, and the sixth-tallest building in Europe, has been completed.

Standing at 310 meters and eclipsing the Palace of Culture and Science by 73 meters, the Varso Tower has 16 trees planted on a 206-meter-high public viewing terrace.

The main part of the building, designed by renowned architects Foster + Partners, reaches 230 meters. However, in February 2021, an 80-meter spire was added, allowing it to surpass Poland’s previous tallest building, the Palace of Culture and Science next door, which stands at 237 meters if its antenna is included.

It is the sixth largest building in Europe, coming in behind five towers in Russia, topped off by Lakhta Tower in St Petersburg.

The first tenants are currently arranging their offices, and they are due to move into Varso Tower as early as September.

Varso Tower is part of Varso Place, a multifunctional complex with a total area of 140,000 sqm that includes two lower buildings of approximately 80 and 90 meters in height. Varso 1 and Varso 2 comprise a total of 75,000 sqm of space.